2020 PATA Hawaii Student Forum

Wednesday, February 5 2020
1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (registration 1:30 – 2)
Prince Waikiki
100 Holomoana St, Honolulu, HI

The Pacific Asia Travel Association Hawaii Chapter hosts the Annual PATA Hawaii Student Forum to provide students majoring in hospitality, tourism, or transportation management with an opportunity to obtain valuable career advice from, and have their career-related questions answered by, a panel of successful professionals in the field. Students and faculty from Hawaii’s higher education programs are invited to participate.


  • Facilitator: Lenna Shulga, Assistant Professor, School of Travel Industry Management, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
  • Moderator: Marie Kumabe, Kumabe HR.
  • Panelists:
    • Kazu Hayashida, Senior Manager, Recruitment Operations Center, Hilton
    • Steve Litchauer, Area Director of Engineering, Highgate
    • Marisa Oishi, Administrative Manager, Secure Bike Share Hawaii, LLC (Biki)
    • Karen Codilla, Corporate Director, Revenue and Distribution, Outrigger Hospitality
    • Kevin Yim, Vice President of Marketing, FCH Enterprises (Zippys).


  • Student groups and faculty from the following institutions will attend, but all are invited:
    • Brigham Young University, Laie, HI
    • Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, HI
    • Leeward Community College, Pearl City, HI
    • Kapiolani Community College, Honolulu, HI
    • University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
    • University of Hawaii West Oahu, Kapolei, HI
    • McKinley High School, Honolulu, HI